I really don't know much about chicken feed. I have picked up that vegetarian feeds aren't necessarily all that great for the birds. I've never really cared for big companies like Purina (hence another thread). However, after a search for local feed I found a company I had known about for years (mostly from horse feed at a barn I worked at years ago). So, here is their formulas for chicken feed. I plan to stop in on Monday and ask them what we can do about starter feed as I don't see it on their website. Tell me your thoughts (if this was dog/cat food, I wouldn't touch it with a 100 foot pole). http://www.mulecity.com/poultry.html Thanks in advance!